There’s this fabulous movie no one has ever seen – “Year of the Comet,” staring Penelope Ann Miller and Timothy Daly. It’s not the zombie movie, “Night of the Comet;” it’s WAY better. It is also apparently non-existent on DVD, except in European format. This makes me sad, because it’s one of my favorite movies. Anyhow, at one point, Penelope Ann Miller and Timothy Daly are in a small rowboat on a lake in pursuit of a villain. The visibility is measured in inches due to the thick, Scotish fog. In a stage whisper, Miller says, “the fog is as thick as pea soup. I’ve always wanted to say that!”
This morning, on my way to work, the fog was as thick as pea soup. Mmm, pea soup.
Not a whole lot to report this week… I obtained some more FQ’s of ‘Snow Blooms” to make a quilt for us after liking it so much on Mom’s quilt, and grabbed my first layer cake to see how I like them (“Snippets,” by American Jane.)
I used perhaps 8 square inches in hexagons on gifts. If I don’t win “smallest non-zero amount of fabric used this week,” I’ll be crushed.
Maybe the coolest thing was this, though – do you have one yet?
It’s perfect for picking out which of the many Kona solids is just the one you’re looking for, if your local shops don’t carry Kona, or if you prefer to order online, but can’t tell from the website if the colors are Just Right.
Each swatch has a number and a name (dog hair optional:)
In the foreground of the first card photo, you can see the hexagons I need to get done to complete some of the stocking-stuffer gifts I’m getting together. I have the hexies in a baggie that I carry with me, so I can stitch whenever I can. Now if I only went places and did things, that would work out great. Instead, I carry them with me to work, and then back home again, where I work on them in front of the computer/television when I can’t stand another stitch on Mom’s quilt.
I didn’t get much sewing done this weekend… I got two small gifts done on Friday (wow, sewing machines are fast compared to hand-sewing… how quickly I forget,) and absolutely nothing done Saturday. This is good, though, because we spent the whole gorgeous day with Mike’s parents and his two grandmothers. I brought out the Clown Explosion Quilt for full, in-person exposure, and everyone seemed to walk away unscathed. Everyone agreed it was “Bright,” and Mike’s mom added, “I’m not sure what your application for that would be… you probably wouldn’t want to give it to a small child.” 😀 😀 😀
I’m beginning to think there’s no way I’ll get Mom’s quilt and everyone else’s stuff done by Christmas. She may have to receive it late with an “I’m making you something, stay tuned” card on Christmas proper.
My first honest-to-goodness pattern arrived this week, too:
Now I just need to pick ou the fabric. The Future Ella might be fun here, with some of the pink futuristic dots for the waist and ties. Hmm, plot, plot, plot.